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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 25, 2008 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: FCC chief grills Comcast on BitTorrent blocking

For those that use peer to peer and have Comcast internet.
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9878330-7.html?tag=cd.blog

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 25, 2008 8:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FCC chief grills Comcast on BitTorrent blocking

thanks wine, i'll check out that article a bit later, but let me just add that while the torrenting of music via bit torrent is pretty much wide-spread, the volume of people doing it for non-commercial, trade-friendly live stuff, is a tiny percentage of the whole, and yet, they, including myself, will likely fall under the same proposed penalties and fees; i'm not complaining one bit, do most of my trading via the good ol' US Post anyway, but the big users, those who torrent videos, film, software, television, commercial audio, are the real abusers; if you've ever checked out some of the pirate torrent sites, and compare the numer of seeders/leechers with say one of the live music torrenting sites, there's absolutely no comparison; whatever, the world is the way it is for a reason, whether logical or not, and so if anyone has any plans on starting a colony on mars, please e-mail me

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Poster: ERBIE Date: Feb 26, 2008 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FCC chief grills Comcast on BitTorrent blocking

get right on that arb , I wanna go

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Feb 26, 2008 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FCC chief grills Comcast on BitTorrent blocking

Not to mention that they make you pay $ for USENET; so you can download bootleg copies of Dicks Picks and other commercial releases. Thieves indeed. Trade friendly artists do not like people charging money for their music...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 25, 2008 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FCC chief grills Comcast on BitTorrent blocking

good heads-up, wine. Net Neutrality is what we need to worry about. I've mentioned it bigtime here recently... and I've been steadily preaching, "Get it while the getting is good." Get ready to pony up people, the toll lanes are coming to an ISP near you.